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After anti-Asian incidents, colleges seek to reassure fearful international students

From The Chronicle: β€œThe pandemic prevented most first-year international students from coming to America last fall β€” the number of new foreign students in the United States fell by 72 percent in 2020, according to data from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security…Now the surge in anti-Asian racism β€” building throughout the pandemic and culminating in the recent mass shootings in Atlanta, which killed six women of Asian descent β€” could compound international-enrollment challenges. Colleges are concerned that the rise in anti-Asian discrimination and violence could make international students, 70 percent of whom are from Asian countries, think twice about coming to the United States.”

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